• Happy Holidays from BimmerBoost - BMW N54 Vargas Turbocharger upgrade giveaway/raffle/contest

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      Details:

      This giveaway is for a Stage I Hybrid Vargas Turbo upgrade (approximately $1699 value):

      Stage 1 Hybrid upgrade: We start with a freshly rebuilt stock unit using all OEM spec internals, carefully machine the OEM compressor and bearing housings, to accept a TD04 14T compressor wheel. For the turbine side we clip the stock wheel to 7 degrees, we also remove the stock waste gate arm and flapper valve prone to rattling and boost loss issues and upgrade it with a 100% stainless steel piece to eliminate all of these known problems. These units also come with brand new factory OEM waste gate actuators. We chose the 14T wheel for the stage 1's because it is a much better match to the stock turbine than the 15T compressor wheel even though it means we have to set up differently to machine the different stages. Stage 1 is the perfect cost effective alternatives to stock OEM replacement turbochargers

      The value of these turbos can also be subtracted from a set of Vargas Stage 2 or Vargas Stage 3 turbos as credit towards those more expensive upgrades. This promotion will run from 12/13/2012 until 1/15/13 at 12:00 AM PST.

      To enter, simply submit your username in this thread. You must have a minimum of 5 reputation points to enter. From your time of entry until the time the contest ends, every whole reputation point earned from the entry rep point amount will count as 1 entry. The more reputation you earn, the more entries you get.

      Example: You enter with 10.5 rep points, contest ends and you have 20.5 rep points at 12:00 AM PST. This would equate to 10 entries. The more entries, the better your odds of winning. If in this example the rep point count was 20.4 it would only count as 9 entries as it is every whole rep point, no exceptions.

      The winner will be drawn at random at a time and date of the administrator's choosing after 1/15/13. Anyone caught cheating will be permanently IP banned, disqualified, and publicly humiliated. Any member can be disqualified from the contest at any time for any reason of the administrator's choosing. Reputation points gained for referrals will be disabled during the time of the contest.

      Good luck everyone! And Happy Holidays, from the GermanBoost Network.
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Happy Holidays from BimmerBoost - BMW N54 Vargas Turbocharger upgrade giveaway/raffle/contest started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Sered's Avatar
        Sered -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Why is nobody feeling for me for the money damn it?

        supercharged M3, balls to the wall... It's hard to get sympathy from me on that man. I mean, you could always trade with me Click here to enlarge

        The day I have to decide Stage 3's, 2015 Mustang, or E92 M3 is going to be a very rough day.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sered Click here to enlarge
        supercharged M3, balls to the wall... It's hard to get sympathy from me on that man. I mean, you could always trade with me Click here to enlarge

        The day I have to decide Stage 3's, 2015 Mustang, or E92 M3 is going to be a very rough day.
        Good thing I keep watering my money tree.

        Man save yourself the headache and enjoy the car as is for now. We all get spoiled with HP numbers and forget how good the cars are to begin with. We all don't really lose in this as it's still fun.
      1. Sered's Avatar
        Sered -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Good thing I keep watering my money tree.

        Man save yourself the headache and enjoy the car as is for now. We all get spoiled with HP numbers and forget how good the cars are to begin with. We all don't really lose in this as it's still fun.
        If you ever decide to breed your money-tree, let me know; because I could use one of those in the backyard next to my Seagrapes and Hibiscus bushes Click here to enlarge

        I was having those thoughts the other day. I think having a quick DD and then a fast project car is really the way I need to go. The only thing I want on this car is upgraded subframe bushings and I might just be done for this car.
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Why is nobody feeling for me for the money damn it?
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        #1 - 6502 - @Sered
        #2 - 1414 - @E90SoFlo
        #3 - 5086 - @BrenM3
        #4 - 4356 - @Flinchy
        #5 - 2433 - @BEAR-AvHistory

        Congrats!
        @Sered, you ignored my mention!
      1. Sered's Avatar
        Sered -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        @Sered , you ignored my mention!
        I didn't get it or it got swept under somehow. :/ I got one from Sticky.

        It's ok Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sered Click here to enlarge
        I didn't get it or it got swept under somehow. :/ I got one from Sticky.

        It's ok Click here to enlarge
        I don't think I mentioned you man...
      1. Sered's Avatar
        Sered -
        You're right, you didn't. I went back and rechecked. The one mention I got was from nafoo!

        I'm sorry nafoo Click here to enlarge Thanks for trying, buddy.
      1. mithiral67's Avatar
        mithiral67 -
        Sucks that you missed out, but if u really meant to give them away, I am pretty sure that wasn't allowed own the rules, as awesome as that would have been to do
      1. Sered's Avatar
        Sered -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
        Sucks that you missed out, but if u really meant to give them away, I am pretty sure that wasn't allowed own the rules, as awesome as that would have been to do
        Maybe it would be if it were for charitable reasons. Either way, no big deal. It's hard for me to get upset over material wants when I'm pretty happy just being able to own this car. Click here to enlarge
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sered Click here to enlarge
        Heh, it's ok. I went back and read most of the posts in this thread, there really was only that one mention in your announcement. The system definitely didn't fail.

        I hope E90SoFlo enjoys them, I've been seeing him post in most of the threads I've been a part of; he seems like a cool cat, so they're definitely going to a deserving party.

        Great sportsmanship! Now I do feel bad! You have good karma coming your way (if you believe in that).
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Yea man, @Sered you're a good guy.